Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. Says It Had No Recourse But to Sue the City of Fort Lauderdale for Unpaid Invoices, Yet Is Hopeful for Amicable Settlement

Feb 16, 2016, 13:45 ET from Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. said it had no other recourse but to file a lawsuit against City of Fort Lauderdale to collect unpaid invoices totaling $187,100.97 allegedly due to city mismanagement of billing codes for staffed positions.

Albion, which provides Temporary and Direct Hire staffing solutions to companies and municipalities, was fulfilling a Temporary Employment Services contract it was awarded to provide such services for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  After the City failed to pay for approximately $187,000 for services rendered by the staffing company, Albion said it had no other choice but to file a lawsuit against City of Fort Lauderdale to collect the amount owed. Albion has since engaged the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP to represent it in the matter.

This lawsuit claims that $187,100.97 is still owed for unpaid invoices for temporary staffing services provided to the city. The city's own Audit Report acknowledges the debt owed to Albion.  The lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County (Case No. 15-018760-CACE-09).

"We want city officials and taxpayers to know that as the staffing vendor to the Great City of Fort Lauderdale, this was the last thing we wanted to do, but sometimes unfortunately it takes a lawsuit to get action on resolving a problem that was not our fault," said Peter Santangelo, president of Albion Staffing Solutions, one of the largest staffing companies in Florida.

"We don't want to see taxpayers affected by having to pay the possible legal cost and consequences for city's mismanagement, so we hope the City does the right thing and pays for the services it requested and that we provided. The City Manager seems to forget that Albion paid our staffing employees on the signed timecards authorized by the City," added Santangelo.

"It's not just a question of unfairness in our not being paid," said Santangelo.  "Even though we're one of the area's largest staffing firms, taking a hit this large would be a setback for most local companies and could affect our efforts in providing needed jobs in Broward County."   

The lawsuit remains pending at this time.

For further information, contact: Peter Santangelo, President, 305-406-1000;; Media: Tom Madden 561-750-9800 x2210;

SOURCE Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc.